Victory! Amalgam ‘Mercury’ fillings banned in Europe!
Health agencies in each of the member countries must also submit plans as to how they will be reducing the use of amalgam fillings in the rest of the population by the following year, 2019.
This is a triumph for consumer groups who have played a major role in the six-year consultation periodâ€”and a blow to the dental associations that still, incredibly, maintain that amalgam fillings are safe.
This ruling marks the beginning of the end for amalgam fillings across the developed world, and it’s not a moment too soon!
Amalgam fillings are a mix of silver, tin and copper in liquid or elemental mercury, and have been used by dentists for more than 150 years because the material is inexpensive and pliable.
Dental associations have maintained their position that mercury is safe, despite all the evidence to the contrary, and they aslo say that mercuryâ€”which makes up around half the fillingâ€”is “locked in” and therefore can’t escape.
WDDTY revealed last month that mercury does escape, and can damage our brain, heart, kidneys, lungs and immune system because the gut converts the elemental mercury into methyl mercury — its most lethal form!
Will the UK follow this ruling post Brexit, however? Once Article 50 is triggered, the UK will not have to adhere to European Law, and political lobbying behind closed doors is almost as rife as in the USA.